Back to Guidelines for Implementing an Electronic Crossmatch
This Guideline explains the practical aspects of switching from serologic techniques to electronic procedures for crossmatching. After a description of the advantages of the electronic crossmatch, as well as the hurdles that remain for those wishing to make the change, the document addresses the details of process design. Included are discussions of positive patient identification, accurate data entry, specimen requirements, unit type confirmation, override functions and more. Also covered are the key aspects of training/competency assessment, computer validation, billing issues, and performing a hazard analysis.
(AABB, 2003, 34 pages, digital, ISBN 978-1-56395-394-1)